COLLEGE PARK, Md. (April 25) – Ph.D. Director and Associate Professor Ron Yaros announces that Allissa Richardson successfully defended her dissertation, “BEARING WITNESS WHILE BLACK: African Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest #Journalism.”

Dr. Richardson’s Committee included:

Dr. Linda Steiner, Journalism, Committee Chair
Dr. Kalyani Chadha, Journalism
Dr. Sarah Oates, Journalism
Dr. Patricia Hall Collins, Distinguished Professor of Sociology (Dean’s Representative)
Dr. Deen Freelon, American University

Dr. Richardson has already accepted a tenure track position at the University of Southern California starting in the fall. Congratulations!